Emil Ward has practiced law for over three decades, during which time he has lectured in the area of landlord and tenant law, has given seminars to landlords and tenants, and to the attorneys for each group, to brokers and judges. During his years in practice, Emil has served as dispute resolution neutral, mediating disputes successfully in a variety of real estate fields, particularly landlord/tenant conflicts. He brings a broad perspective to his mediation practice, having represented clients in property partition cases, premises liability, partnership dissolutions, easements, housing discrimination, condominium disputes, foreclosure and title issues.
Emil has taught law at Suffolk University Law School and Boston University Paralegal School. He has been a guest commentator for several television programs and has given television interviews regarding rent control and landlords’ and tenants’ rights. He was also a guest contributor for over a year on “Real Estate Radio” on WBZ radio. Emil has testified before the Massachusetts legislature on various real estate bills. As a consultant to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), Emil has taught their landlord and tenant courses, and has written pamphlets for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, summarizing the rights of landlords and tenants. Emil has written two books on landlord-tenant law, having published a treatise/cum practice manual on the subject in 1996 entitled, Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Practice: Law and Forms. The second book, available on Amazon, is entitled, Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Practice: Law and Forms; Security Deposits and Last Month’s Rent and focuses on how to avoid violating the law and how to avoid treble damages and attorney’s fees if you have breached the security deposit laws. Emil is co-chair of REBA’s Residential Landlord/Tenant Section.